In this story-based STEM kit, Pepper Mint visits her aunt who is a scientist researching primates. She lives in a tree house in the rainforest on the island of Borneo. The tree house is not connected to the electrical power grid, but Pepper Mint and her aunt devise mechanical inventions to accomplish various tasks.
They equip the tree house with mechanical equipment using pulleys, winches, and gears, and learn lessons in physics. Projects include a rope ladder, a pulley to lift heavy objects into the tree house, a rubber-band-powered lift, a rotating palm leaf umbrella, a zipline, a catapult, and a trap door. At the end of the story, Pepper Mint wires up a string of LED lanterns using conductive thread and a battery holder to light up the tree house in the dark jungle night. While doing this, she learns about electric circuits.
The kit includes materials to build the tree house and do the projects, a full-colour illustrated storybook and step-by-step instruction manual, as well as a scale Pepper Mint figurine
Recommended for 8 years+